On The Daily Show with John Stewart, Bill Clinton said, "Even if everybody you voted for got elected and did everything you wanted them to do, there would still be a gap between what is and what ought to be." Here are links to organizations that encourage your participation. Help fill the gap:

  • Recommended by Patt: 1 out of every 6 adults in the U.S. lack basic reading skills. That means 36 million people can't read a job application, understand basic written instructions, or read the Internet (COABE, 2017). Contact the Literacy Council of Reading/Berks to tutor or for free tutoring: www.lcrb.org/home.htm

  • Recommended by Zoe: There are so many homeless youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is one of many organizations that deserve your support: larkinstreetyouth.org

  • Recommended by Dan: Food Not Bombs is a worldwide movement dedicated to the redistribution of surplus food to hungry people. Consider that approximately 46 billion pounds of food is thrown away each year in the U.S., while if only four billion pounds of that food were recovered, the national hunger problem could be solved. We are one of the fastest growing grassroots political groups in North America. There are over 100 autonomous chapters protesting militarism and poverty by serving free vegetarian food to people in need and in support of on-going political organizing efforts: foodnotbombs.net

  • Recommended by Kevin: Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice: oxfam.org